Playtime Radio: A Rock Hall Bassist, Paper-Making, the Art of Technical Writing

We collaborate with Playtime with Bill Turck and Kerri Kendall and appear on their Sunday afternoon arts radio show occasionally. They’re on WCGO, 1590AM and 95.9FM, each Sunday from 1 to 3pm and streaming on Facebook. You can listen to each week’s Playtime here on our site. Here’s host Bill Turck’s description of what you’ll hear on Playtime’s latest edition.

Hour One

First we tell you what’s tending at Third Coast Review. A Springsteen at 70 mixtape. Front and center in Stages this week is Vanya on the Plains at the Artistic Home, a strange play within a play set in a dystopian society. In Film, get reacquainted with Downton Abbey on film, and take a journey with a Russian immigrant in Milwaukee in Give Me Liberty. Games & Tech is bursting at the seams with new release goodness. There are trippy shooters like the mind bending Control, standard shooters that have reached their pinnacle (at least according to James Brod, a longtime fan of the series) with Gears 5, and everything in between. Rock and Roll hall of famer and Heart bassist Steve Fossen is here to talk about Heart by Heart’s upcoming show at the Egyptian Theater in DeKalb. Arica Hilton. from Hilton Asmus Contemporary Gallery visits. Ever wanted to make your own paper? Kim Scheidermayer from Arnold Grummer Paper in Green Lake, Wisconsin, tells us how it is easier than making a smoothie. Plus music by Heart, Three Strings and Martha and the Muffins.

Hour Two

Here we go with the second hour. By the way, you can catch old shows on Soundcloud as well as current shows on Third Coast Review–they keep our podcasts here. Our first guest says write what you know. The art of technical writing and PR with Linda Tavlin. Our friend Judge Michael Bender talks about his book, Protecting Children: Bettering the World One Child at a Time. Blame Bill, a jam-packed theater report from Bishop Lainie, and music from Three Strings, Saigon Sammy Hagar and Veruca Salt.

Nancy S Bishop
Nancy S Bishop

Nancy S. Bishop is publisher and Stages editor of Third Coast Review. She’s a member of the American Theatre Critics Association and a 2014 Fellow of the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. You can read her personal writing on pop culture at, and follow her on Twitter @nsbishop. She also writes about film, books, art, architecture and design.

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